Bertha, Beat It On Down The Line, Deal, Mexicali Blues, Box Of Rain, Bird Song, The Race is On, Sugaree, Looks Like Rain, Row Jimmy, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Playin' In The Band
Here Comes Sunshine, Promised Land, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, Black Peter, Greatest Story Ever Told, Big Railroad Blues, He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Nobody's Fault But Mine-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones, E: Johnny B. Goode
Versions - Different performances of the song by the same artist
Compilations - Other albums which feature this performance of the song
Covers - Performances of a song with the same name by different artists
gd73-06-22 t01 Bertha
gd73-06-22 t02 Beat It On Down The Line
gd73-06-22 t03 Deal
gd73-06-22 t04 Mexicali Blues
gd73-06-22 t05 Box Of Rain
gd73-06-22 t06 Bird Song
gd73-06-22 t07 The Race Is On
gd73-06-22 t08 Sugaree
gd73-06-22 t09 Looks Like Rain
gd73-06-22 t10 Row Jimmy
gd73-06-22 t11 Jack Straw
gd73-06-22 t12 China Cat Sunflower
gd73-06-22 t13 I Know You Rider
gd73-06-22 t14 Big River
gd73-06-22 t15 Tennessee Jed
gd73-06-22 t16 Playin' In The Band
gd73-06-22 t17 Tuning
gd73-06-22 t18 Here Comes Sunshine
gd73-06-22 t19 Promised Land
gd73-06-22 t20 Brown Eyed Women
gd73-06-22 t21 El Paso
gd73-06-22 t22 Black Peter
gd73-06-22 t23 Greatest Story Ever Told
gd73-06-22 t24 Big Railroad Blues
gd73-06-22 t25 He's Gone
gd73-06-22 t26 Truckin'
gd73-06-22 t27 The Other One
gd73-06-22 t28 Wharf Rat
gd73-06-22 t29 Sugar Magnolia
gd73-06-22 t30 Casey Jones
gd73-06-22 t31 Johnny B. Goode
- Thanks to Tim Dalton for the source PCM
- Thanks to Charlie Miller for the transfer
- Thanks to the folks responsible for the shnid16889 Sony ECM mics source that supplies the first 1:23 of "Bertha", the crowd and first 0:17 of "Big Railroad Blues", a 7:10 patch in "The Other One", as well as the end of "Casey Jones" and "Johnny B. Goode" in its entirety
- Thanks to the folks responsible for the shnid85957 MSC > Reel > Cassette > HDD source that supplies the first 0:23 of "The Race Is On", as well as a 1:11 patch in "I Know You Rider"
- Thanks to Charlie Miller for the MSR > Cassette> Dat> CD source that supplies from the end of "The Other One" thru 6:07 of "Casey Jones"
- Thanks to Charlie Miller for the shnid88526 MSR > PCM > Dat composite source that was used for all of the above patches
- Truckin' contains Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam
- Bass solo > Jam (~16 mins) after Nobodies Fault But Mine jam and before "The Other One"
- Fixed version - patched microsecond dropouts in "Jack Straw" at 3:36.3 and 3:41.2, as well as in "Black Peter" at 3:17.5, 4:05.6, 6:54.4, 7:23.3 and 8:48.4 using Charlie Miller's shnid88526 source
January 27, 2021 Subject:
Marathon era; after RFK
This show has long had rec's from Heads keen on the mid-'73 marathon shows era. It was often a Frankenstein's monster trade, rarely found whole or circulated as a composite of AUD & monitor mix sources (and all I ever came across was dissatisfying hissy gens). Some years later the Betty Board appeared, though it has periodic static/distortion in the left channel throughout the 1st Set and an incomplete Rider. Like other shows from the period there's enough here to find some great stuff, but it doesn't quite have the sparkling cohesiveness you find in Feb/Mar & Nov/Dec (it's also where Donna gets her tether loosed). The sets are over 2hrs.
The show was moved from 5May. They hadn't played here since '67 (and it's unclear whether the last date was July 13, 14 or 15). After that Vancouverites suffered two cancellations: the 1968 Soul Explosion Festival (also at the PNE) and the Vancouver Pop Festival 1969, which would have forced them to hustle straight from Woodstock (and which was actually held in Brackendale - back then a two-hour drive from central Vancouver). They would have shared the stage with Little Richard and yet-unknown Alice Cooper Band (whom they would meet the next month). Vancouverites must have been bating their breath when this show was announced. They played once more in '74, after which BCers had to go to Seattle; so early investments in Vancouver were lost! At the rate music changed in the '70s, they surrendered their early market gains - or would have as a normal band, but this is the Dead we're talkin' 'bout, Zippy. Once on the bus...
First Set. The SBD/GDP mix is poor on Bertha, with no [and then very faint] vox, and loud Billy's ride/hi-hat, so use the AUD (the matrix doesn't blend the SBD at first, or fix the balance issue). Still shaky gettin' goin' on BioDtL-10. Things tighten for Deal, but remain understated. Mexicali is where things perk. It's a slow Bird Song; unstudied but balanced and lilting; melty enough, but a bit too sparse and noodly (appendages), like they often were in '73. For me anyway; RIYL a purely headspace Bird. Keith is great on Race Is On. The playing is good on Sugaree, but these are slightly drab versions. There's an energy lacking that keeps it from ace territory. But then, I love just about every other '73 Row Jimmy. One drummer works better here. Jack Straw is generally not as tight and punchy as it was in '72, but here's one that shatters the beaker. Listen to Bobby's amazing jam starting @3:50 in China Cat. Jer is careful not to step on him. Keith is also brilliant and does an amazing step-into signature setting for the whole band @8min, with help from Billy. So ON it's ill as fuck. Rider is fine as well. Jer pistons throughout Big River, though he's still a bit understated. Bobby, having a good show, is great on Tennessee, but it's a pretty stiff run-through. Playing has some wicked-cool sections and playing from everybody - particularly the Billy slow-down section. There's Donnaskreech™ in the usual places.
Second Set. The lyrics parts are flubbed for Here Comes Sunshine (Bobby [Phil?] yells the right ones at Jer), but the jam is good - not best-of-'73 but still GOGD (there were 32 in '73 and fully half impress). On Promised Land it's Bobby's turn to lose place. They bail early; this may be one of the shortest versions? Brown Eyed Women is not untight, but again it's just a little deflated for a '73, as is El Paso (and sans solos). Black Peter is technically perfect (if rote) and a tentativeness boxes Greatest Story - except for Keith - as if waiting for it to trainwreck. It improves with a great jam...which also has a wincing Donna wail. Jer starts the GDtRFB riff - but plays it in the key of A, which really throws everybody at first, and Bobby nudges it into Big Railroad, which gets going by the end. Sometimes these little ball-drops are interesting. They all really get into the vocal section at the end of He's Gone, gospel stylee. This would have been great in person. It's the bookend of a massive sequence, trannying into a massive Truckin'. With a touch of mojo handNobody's Fault and a crazed Phil/Billy battle, it's a must-hear. Phil gets to play with his new ability to split channels on his pickups. The big jam rolls right into The Other One, which also transits many locales. It has an unusual and unique breakdown halfway in, à la Whole Lotta Love, or Sonic Youth on dope, or a tableau vivant Velvet Underground at a convention of animators. Just the Truckin'>TOO is 42min of jam city. Wharf is a quiet version - back to understated, though Jer does put into it all he has. Sugar Mag is the bookend of a 71min jam by the GOGD and has an earnestness that sends it airmail via Space Shuttle. The Bobby guitar is great and the sweat is audible as this becomes the Atlas' shoulders of the show. Casey is almost contiguous. Jer gives all to Johnny B. Goode - but then, so does Donna™.
1st Set: B- 2nd Set: B
Overall = 3½ stars
Jack Straw - like a '72
China Cat Sunflower - Bobby unique
Playing in the Band - the Billy slow down puts it over
Truckin'>The Other One>Sugar Magnolia - must-hear sequence of full-on jam with lots of different aspects, all weighing down onto an Atlas Sugar Mag
SOURCES: It looks like there are a lot for a '73 but most come from the same source material. The weiner_gdADT19_16889 is the the original Mick AUD reels. The pantagruel_85957 is the partial 1st Set that used to float around - which was NOT the Betty Board. It was made from the aux-outs [monitor feed mix] and importantly has a static-free Bird Song and an uncut Rider. The cribbs_17270_sbeok is a composite of the AUD and the Betty Board (several other versions are similar composites, or the Betty Board patched with the AUD). The seamons_92375 is the painstakingly-mastered matrix. The dalton_miller_clugston_fixv3 is the newest source, updating the miller_88526, using all best-available patches/versions (the static-free Bird!). The complete show is in the Pacific Northwest box. Seven tracks are on Believe It If You Need It.
June 12, 2018 Subject:
Best of '73?
if it's not it's darn close. so much good stuff in this show and the new transfer from uncle chaz is sublime.